About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
A Unique Property Just Under 40 Min From Downtown Ottawa, Canada's Capital
A 6 bedroom home, with 3 baths. Fully winterized with 2 large fireplaces. The 2 main bathrooms with showers are both located on the 2nd floor where there are 2 bedrooms and a loft bedroom. The main floor has a 1/2 bath, a small bedroom and the main living / dining area
Sauna, outdoor hot tub are on a walkout from the lower floor where there are 2 bedrooms and a large living area as well . Hosted several small weddings for up to 60 people.
sleeps 12 comfortably but there are 2-3 queen sized air mattresses to accommodate up to 15
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Owner/Property Manager
Professional in the city of Ottawa I have lived here for several months at a time but split living accommodations with a home in Ottawa
Owner/Property Manager purchased this Estate in 1990
Why Owner/Property Manager chose La Pêche
This is a unique property that we have rented over the years to rave reviews. Because we are not using it as much as in the past, we are renting it from time to time to select clients
What makes this Estate unique
The unique features are the perfectly serene environment. The proximity to the big city with a total feel of being away in nature. No noise except for nature surrounding you
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Two families gathered together at this beautiful lake home to celebrate Thanksgiving. We swam in the private lake, hiked on the home's private trails and cooked our turkey in the exceptionally well equipped kitchen. The home is a work of art and we loved every minute of our visit.
Great for reunions
We rented this cottage for a family reunion and had 3 generations and 18 people stay. There are beds for 12 and teenagers stayed on the ample floor space in the basement level.
The cottage is very well decorated and with lots seating. Magnificent views of the private late surrounded by majestic trees and mountains. The owner was very easy to reach and quickly returned any calls. The photos don't do justice to this cottage. I would recommend this one especially with the proximity to Wakefield and the Gatineau Park. Everyone was impressed. It is quite high up so I wouldn't recommend it for families with young children. I hope it is still available next year. Thanks
Idyllic setting, exquisite quiet, living with the best of nature
A group of 8 women spent a lovely week in this beautiful environment. The well-equipped kitchen, huge deck, and majestic indoor dining area set the scene for festive mealtimes. The huge living room with its comfy furniture and superb fireplace were perfect for wine and conversation. The outdoor living spaces provided for both private times as well as large group gatherings. Being right at treetop level with gorgeous vistas over the lake and forests was stunning.
Besides our daily hikes in Gatineau Park, we took full advantage of the private lake with lots of swimming, kayaking, and paddleboating. The lakeside deck was a bonus spot for either peaceful times or afternoon happy hour.
The wild card in our week was that a massive storm hit the area right before we arrived resulting in no power for a bit of our stay. The hosts were hugely accommodating to ensure our comfort and it only added to our time together - 'glamping' at its best. How rare is it to live in style in the middle of a Canadian wilderness? We felt very fortunate to have spent our week in this incredible setting.
Home Misrepresented- Vacationer Renter Beware
Pictures on internet not a representation of the entire home, inside and out. Pictures on internet listing grand décor but for the size and cost of the rental, the entire home not usable. Details: molded siding, The bottom floor w/ 2 main bedrooms was under renovation, unfinished not livable; flooring from 1 room to another without finishing, holes in walls, door facings not completed, no ceiling in downstairs living area, wires, light fixtures exposed in living area and ceiling tiles missing in bed room, insulation exposed. Ceiling tiles stacked in living room, construction materials in home, dishwasher not working; 1 week for repair. Overgrown grass in driveway, work equipment at front door, wood shed exposed, Construction and repairs never revealed prior to arrival. Could not stay in home due to potentially dangerous construction area exposed fixtures. Owner did not reveal construction prior to arrival. Do not recommended this property Repeated attempts of reconciliation with owner was unsuccessful.
We have had over 30 rentals over the past several years and indeed one group of ladies have been returning for 8- 10 years. We have never had anyone submit any negative comments ...just the contrary.
it is true that the initial appearance from the outside is not one of luxury but this architecturally designed home ( designed by the current head of architecture at Carleton University) was designed to ward off wood be intruders as this country property is far removed from any neighbours.
It is a country estate , 180 acres of private property. It is not a hotel with paved parking. People have to walk 50 -100 feet from one of the parking lots, which is gravel.
There is parking next to the house and the grass was freshly cut prior to this lady's arrival!
This client totally misrepresented her intentions. Upon reviewing her emails, she stated she wanted an informal brunch for the families to get to know each other.
At the end she was stating that this was inadequate for a formal reception of 75 people.
I was deeply offended by her characterization of our home as a construction zone. True there is an unfinished ceiling in the basement, a look that I might add is seen in many of today's restaurants. I never thought this might be important as no previous renters ever mentioned it. i will include it in future descriptions.
To state that this property is not adequate for her needs belies the fact that 6 previous wedding receptions were held here to great success.
i do believe that the lost experience of staying at this magical retreat is a loss for her.
I would suggest that any renters try to get someone up to see the property. This was available to her as she had soon-to-be family in the Ottawa area. We talked at great length on the phone as I tried to answer as honestly as i could all of her questions.
This is a special retreat that allows one to reconnect with nature in a very luxurious setting.
i categorically deny her characterization of our home and stand by our description.
I might add that the basement ceiling is presently being finished.
Idyllic Setting for Love, Laughter, and Lasting Connections
The perfect setting to exchange our vows, my husband and I brought our families together to celebrate on a gorgeous, sunny Sunday afternoon. Everyone knew that the place was in the countryside, no surprises there, and we advised all our guests to wear comfortable shoes and dress as fancy as they’d like for the day. I preferred to keep things simply beautiful - we decorated with wild flowers found along the path - my husband and I walked barefoot, hand in hand, up the stairs from the lake. That morning we relaxed by the lake, accompanied by dragonflies and the tall trees. We settled in, our stress drifted away, and we we’re positively rejuvenated for our big day.
Our hosts made sure we knew where all the amenities were located. They gave clear directions on how to use each major appliance, where the remotes were kept, where to find extra bedding, towels, etc. The gorgeous kitchen and dining area lends itself to sumptuous feasts. The master bedroom is particularly stunning – private balcony over-looking the forest down to the lake, elegant furnishings, California-King bed, and private 3-piece washroom combine to create the essence of luxury.
We hosted as many family members as the house could hold, comfortably - 30 of us altogether, with food served buffet-style and cake and champagne enjoyed on the patio. Our immediate family stayed overnight in the luxurious guest bedrooms. We relaxed in the hot tub, canoed around the lake, listened to the loons call (whoa! Truly a Canadian experience) then took in the silent serenity of the space after all our guests left. Being so far from the city lights, we revelled in the awesome view of the night sky.
It was everything I could have dreamed of for the perfect “destination wedding”. We highly recommend the space to potential clients who want to get away from the city and live like kings and queens for a few magical moments. Thank you for opening your home to us – we’re planning to bring our families together again next summer, making it a lasting tradition!
This Is A Perfect Setting For A Large Family Very Private Wonderful Lake No Motor Boats, Great Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking Several Km Of Private Trails For Walking/ Xcountry Skiing/ Snow Shoeing. This property is set in nature. There are no manicured lawns. There is sereneness that is rarely found elsewhere. This is not a property for the disabled unfortunately because the property is very hilly and the house has many stairs. There are 100 steps down to the waterfront. There is a long lane way from Kalalla Road ( about 1000 feet) and in the winter, a 4 wheel drive is preferred. Summer tires will not get you up there in the winter. It is regularly plowed but cannot guarantee that, when there is a winter storm.